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Dental Fix Awards 2 More Franchises In Illinois  »

April 17, 2014 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 18th & 19th franchises of 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreements, targeting the Evanston/Wilmette, and Northbrook/Highland Park markets, will the be 2nd, and 3rd vans to launch in the State of Illinois for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Kim Brooks Appointed New CEO Of DSI Holdings Corporation »

April 17, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Restore

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - ServiceMaster DSI Holdings Corporationis pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Brooks as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the responsibilities immediately.
Kim Brooks is a majority shareholder in ServiceMaster DSI Holding Corporation and has been part of the company for over 20 years. During that time he has played a major role in turning a single ServiceMaster franchise location in Kansas City, MO into the largest ServiceMaster franchise organization in the country, completing disaster restoration projects all over the world.
"ServiceMaster DSI is a leader in the disaster restoration field," said Kim. "I am excited to lead this company as we continue to grow. Moving forward, I plan to re-evaluate existing systems and processes in an effort to simplify and improve the restoration experience for our clients...

Charter Fitness Eyes Growth In St. Louis Market »

April 17, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Charter Fitness
Charter Fitness  Opportunities Available

Popular Health Club Looking for Qualified Franchisees For Individual, Multi-Unit Agreements
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLAND PARK, IL – Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area's largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on the St. Louis metropolitan area as a market for growth. The company plans to build as many as 10 fitness centers in the area, and is actively seeking two to three franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities.
"St. Louis is an attractive market for our brand of fitness center and we offer the business entrepreneur a great opportunity to join us as a partner," said Michael Vogel, Charter Fitness senior vice president of development...

New Owner Of Winter Park Sears Outlet Store »

April 17, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Hosts Grand Re-Opening Celebration April 17 Through April 20 With Discounts and Special Giveaways
WINTER PARK, Fla., April 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces that the Sears Outlet Store located at 3825 Forsyth Rd. in Winter Park, Fla. has a new owner, Ahmed El-Hawary. To celebrate its grand re-opening, the Sears Outlet Store of Winter Park welcomes the local community to stop by April 17 through April 20 and enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store*, plus special giveaways.
The Winter Park location is one of seven Sears Outlet Stores El-Hawary owns and operates.
"The Winter Park community has welcomed us warmly as a part of their local family, and we look forward to hosting this celebration as a thank you for their continued support," El-Hawary said...

New Realty Executives Office Opens In Shreveport »

April 17, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Realty Executives

Established Franchise Opens With New Brokerage
Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - A new Realty Executives office has opened at 460 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 700 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Realty Executives brand has sustained a strong presence and market share for more than two decades in the Shreveport and Bossier City areas. Broker Kevin Johnson has been appointed to lead the Realty Executives offices in the metro area. The latest brokerage, Realty Executives SBLA, is currently hiring additional agents to join the team. Johnson welcomes seasoned real estate agents looking to advance their businesses to the next level along with other professionals interested in beginning a career in real estate.
Johnson has been a real estate agent with Realty Executives since 2003...

Fresh Coat Of Jackson Gives Room Painting To Woman Battling Breast Cancer »

April 17, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Jackson, MS (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - When Fresh Coat of Jackson owner Carlis Faler’s wife Tonya became a breast cancer survivor in 2013, the couple had an idea – they wanted to give a free room painting to someone who was facing the same challenges.
"We personally know the hardship and struggle other people battling breast cancer are going through and we thought it would be a nice gesture to offer a free room painting to someone else dealing with those challenges. We wanted to brighten someone’s day," Faler said.
Fresh Coat offers professional residentialand commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal and many other services for nearly every protective coating application...

The Little Gym Wins National Award For Franchisee Satisfaction »

April 17, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 = The Little Gym International has been honored with a 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award, an annual award given to franchise companies with the highest satisfaction rankings in surveys conducted by independent market research firm Franchise Business Review.
The Little Gym, the world's premier experiential learning and physical development center for kids 4 months to 12 years, ranked highly in the areas of core values, the strength of its franchise system, and how owners rate their personal enjoyment in operating their business and being part of the organization as a whole. The company also exceeded child services category benchmarks in the areas of training and support, and general satisfaction...

Gap Inc. Outlining Advances In Omni-Channel Retailing, Global Growth And Supply Chain »

April 17, 2014 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Brand Presidents Highlighting Strategies to Drive Product Innovation and Strengthen Brand Value Propositions
SAN FRANCISCO - April 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today is providing an overview of its strategic initiatives designed to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands. The company also will highlight its use of technology, innovation and scale as competitive advantages as it makes progress toward bridging the growing digital world with its physical stores to create world-class shopping experiences for its customers.
"We have the world's best collection of American brands coupled with a strong economic model and runway for global growth," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location In Poughkeepsie, New York »

April 17, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the first location in the Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany in Poughkeepsie, NY. The new location, located at 2 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, is set to open in June bringing its 'No Judgments' philosophy to Dutchess County.
The new club is located in a completely renovated 56,000 sq. ft. building formerly occupied by IBM. The gym will occupy the road front half of the building totaling over 22,000 sq. ft. Once completed, the entire front of the building will be outfitted with large windows overlooking route 9, just south of the Spackenkill Road exit...

The Wendy's Company To Report 2014 First-Quarter Results On May 8 »

April 17, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUBLIN, Ohio – The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) will release its first-quarter 2014 results before the market opens on Thursday, May 8. A conference call will follow at 10 a.m. ET, with a simultaneous webcast from the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.aboutwendys.com. The live conference call will be available at (877) 572-6014 or, for international callers, at (281) 913-8524. An archived webcast with the accompanying slides will be available on the Company's website at www.aboutwendys.com.
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's® system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U...

Juice It Up! Goes "All In" With New Raw Fusion »

April 16, 2014 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Juice It Up!

The Flavor-Packed, Nutrient-Dense Juice Blend is High in Fiber and Low in Calories
IRVINE, CA - (Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Juice It Up!, the nation's largest raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, is now offering its brand new Raw Fusion™ handcrafted juice blend, available at all 80 stores nationwide for a limited time. An industry-first in the raw juice bar segment, Raw Fusion, prepared in a blender, fuses together fresh whole fruits and vegetables to retain 100 percent of the fiber and nutritional properties found in each ingredient. At only 190 calories for the 20 oz. serving, Raw Fusion boasts 7 grams of dietary fiber and is designed to satisfy hunger, sustain energy and support digestive health.
"We are excited to introduce this truly innovative 'all in' product to our Juice It Up! guests and the juice bar industry as a whole," said Carol Skinner, Sr...

Eminem's "Till I Collapse" Voted Ultimate Workout Song In March Music Madness Competition »

April 16, 2014 at 12:08PM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Celebrities, Music Enthusiasts and Fans Alike Crown this Year's Winner of the "Battle of the Sexes" Themed Music Competition Hosted by Gold's Gym, Women's Health and Men's Health
DALLAS - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority in health and fitness, with Men's Health and Women's Health, the world's best-selling fitness and lifestyle magazines, announced today that "Till I Collapse" by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg has taken the title of Ultimate Workout Song in this year's "March Music Madness" online tournament.
March Music Madness is an annual bracket-based competition to find out what gym-goers are listening to while breaking a sweat. Celebrities (including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Ferrell, Trey Songz, Mickey Rourke and Brooke Shields), Gold's Gym members, fans and personal trainers all nominated their favorite workout songs...

CD One Price Cleaners Extends Market Reach With Opening Of 3 New Franchise Locations In Chicagoland Area »

April 16, 2014 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Industry Leading, One Price, Same Day Service Expands to Deerfield, St. Charles and Broadview
WESTCHESTER, Ill. - April 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Suburban Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners, an industry leader and franchisor in the $9 billion dry cleaning industry, is bringing its successful, value-driven, one price concept to three new markets in the Chicago area. Franchise agreements and store leases have been signed for Deerfield, St. Charles and Broadview, Illinois.
The largest dry cleaning and laundry operator in Chicago, CD One Price Cleaners has 30 franchise and company-operated "superstore" locations in the Chicago area. Since opening its first store in Lincolnwood, Ill. in 2001, the company has offered consumers a deeply discounted, one-price policy for all men’s and women’s garments and a same-day service policy (in by 10 a...

I9 Sports Announces Plans To Open Eight New Locations This Fall »

April 16, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: i9 Sports

Nation's Fastest Growing Youth Sports Franchise Seeks Personnel to Extend Growth
TAMPA, Fla. - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - i9 Sports, the nation's fastest growing youth sports league franchise announced plans today to open eight new company-owned locations in six metro areas as part of its expansion initiative. i9 Sports offers leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today's most popular team sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball. The new locations will be in Naperville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Nashville, Tennessee; and Dallas, Texas.
i9 Sports believes there isn't a better tool to teach a child the skills necessary to succeed in life than sports...

New Owner Of Minuteman Press Urges Others To Explore Self-Employment »

April 16, 2014 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

Finds Solace in Franchising after 16 Years in the Technology Industry
Redmond, Wash. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - JD Klein always knew he wanted to transition from a career in corporate sales and marketing to being a small business owner. He needed to find the right kind of business and a way to fund it. As a new Franchisee of Minuteman Press, made possible by the financial services of Guidant Financial, he’s rapidly growing his own company while preserving the flexibility to enjoy life outside of work with his family.
"I always wanted to be an entrepreneur," said Klein. "The timing was right to make a move given the economy and our life situation."
In his search for the perfect franchise, he visited a business broker website, which is where he found Guidant Financial...

Express Employment Professionals Releases A Book Entitled "Portraits Of Hope." »

April 16, 2014 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Upcoming Book to Profile 42 Inspirational Stories of Struggle and Success in the American Economy
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2008, Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest privately held staffing firm, will release on April 16 a book entitled "Portraits of Hope," a collection of 42 stories of people who have overcome great obstacles to succeed in America. The book was authored and published to mark the company's 30th anniversary.
It includes stories of people seizing opportunities in the American economy to build a better life. Some were helped by friends and neighbors; others were guided by faith and determination. In each of their lives, they persevered in their struggles and were able to pick themselves up, find work and create new lives full of opportunity and hope...

Print Three Franchising Corporation Receives Franchisees' Choice Designation At CFA National Convention »

April 16, 2014 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Print Three Franchising Corporation

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Print Three Franchising Corporation was honoured as a recipient of the Franchisees' Choice designation on April 7, 2014 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 23rd annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fourth year for the annual Franchisees' Choice designation program.
The Franchisees' Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. This year, over 50 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey and more franchisees completed the survey than ever before. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee Information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee...

Century 21 China Real Estate Partners With South China Morning Post  »

April 16, 2014 at 11:19AM PDT | Source: Century 21

To Launch SCMP-CTC Leading Price Index for Secondary Homes
BEIJING - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it is collaborating with The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, to launch the SCMP-CTC Index, a leading price index for secondary homes in Beijing and Shanghai.
Based on the hedonic pricing method, the SCMP-CTC Index is designed to provide investors, sellers and buyers with credible and detailed data that reflect seller sentiment around pricing trends. Beginning in April 2014, The South China Morning Post will use the Index on a monthly basis to supplement its analysis of the Chinese real estate market...

Chicken Dippers Rise As Newest Star Of 7-Eleven Hot Foods Menu »

April 16, 2014 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Adds 100% White Meat Pieces to Address Growing Snack Market
DALLAS - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven, Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up.
Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100-percent, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly breaded in a tasty coating and served with a choice of Ancho Chipotle, Ranch or Honey Mustard dipping sauce. A cup-holder in the specially designed Dippers packaging helps keeps the sauce from spilling. Six "dippers" and sauce are value-priced at $1.99 at participating 7-Eleven® stores.
"Since we launched hot foods nationally five years ago, our chicken breast tenders and wings have been top-sellers, so we know our customers love chicken," said Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven vice president of Fresh Food Innovation...

FRANdata Announces Promotion Of Edith Wiseman To President »

April 16, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: FRANdata

April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Arlington, VA -  FRANdata, the only independent research company that provides objective information, analysis and consulting about the franchising sector, today named Edith Wiseman President of the company. Edith Wiseman is a 15 year veteran of FRANdata. She has spent the last 5 years as the Executive Vice President and has played a pivotal leadership role in the strategic growth of FRANdata's Capital Access and Franchise Business Intelligence suite of solutions.
"In many ways FRANdata has become a reflection of Edith's talents and abilities. Not only does she have an encyclopedic knowledge of franchising, Edith's passion and infectious attitude raises the level of performance of all the people around her...



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